- Set in the private 37 000 hectare (91 400 acre) Kulula Wilderness Reserve, Little Kulala features eleven thatched “kulalas” that merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape. Each unit boasts exquisite fittings and fixtures, as well as an innovative bleach deck, each with a private plunge pool.
- Each cottage has a star bed on the roof – ideal for romantic stargazing – waking up to the dawn at Sossusvlei is one of life’s must do.
- The lodge’s elegant entertainment area offers a library, wine cellar, craft boutique, lounge and dining area, all set beneath thatch. Neutral colours, tactile textures and the careful use of natural light reproduce the soothing pastel tones of the desert. Cool, serene and sheltering, the lodge is a natural oasis in the midst of the stark desert beauty.
- Activities include early morning guided nature drives to Sossusvlei, as well as nature drives and walks in the private reserve. Early morning ballooning and scenic helicopter flights over the dunes are spectacular and available at an additional cost.
- Great food as well as an extraordinary wine cellar dug out beneath the lodge.
- A water hole in front of the main building gives the opportunity to see oryx, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, ostrich and jackals.
- The fantastic photo opportunities, with breathtaking vistas of the huge Sossusvlei dunes.
- Slipping into your bedroll on your private star gazing platform to sleep under the stars.
- Sundowners on the wrap-around veranda, which overlooks a nearby waterhole.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
World-famous Sossusvlei is the name of an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun – as well as the name of the area in general. Close to the Sossusvlei pan is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but now all that remains are the skeletons of trees reach up out of the cracked earth.
This fascinating geographical formation is well worth a visit. The result of millions of years where water carved its way into the earth, Sesriem Canyon is today three kilometres long. Views from the top are breathtaking while walks through the canyon reveal distinct geographical layers which were laid down over aeons.
The 37,000 hectare private Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers visitors exclusive wildlife-viewing opportunities which include the likes of oryx, bat-eared fox, brown hyaena and birdlife. Drinks stops in scenic parts of the reserve are a highlight.
Walking trails focus on becoming immersed in this remote area, as well as its scenic beauty and the fascinating, and surprisingly, diverse array of insects, reptiles and rodents which make this dry and harsh region their home. The Tsauchab River Trail takes a stroll along a fascinating dry riverbed.
Eco-sensitive quad-biking through the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve will allow you to take in those incredible views and to catch a glimpse of the denizens of the desert.
Set out in the late afternoon for a nature drive and complete your excursion in a remote and dramatic spot on the reserve sipping a gin and tonic while watching the sun goes down.
After dark, another realm of the Namib awakes. Walks reveal some of these captivating critters such as dancing white lady spiders and scorpions which fluoresce under UV lights.
Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Namib and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on the roof or your unit.
The Namib is known for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution it is the ideal spot from which to learn about the incredible formations of the stars and planets. Our guides are also known to dabble in astronomy and will guide you through the constellations while our telescope will allow you to look closer.
The balloon safari on the Kulala Wilderness Reserve offers a truly unique experience to soar silently above the magnificent sand dunes and desert, with a champagne breakfast being served at your landing site. *This activity is at additional cost and is closed from 15 January to 15 February.
Ride through some of the most spectacular and unusual scenery on the planet on well-schooled horses. Watch the sun go down at a beautiful spot while sipping a drink and then canter back under the stars in time for dinner. *This activity is at additional cost and on request.
Set in a private reserve with direct access to the Namib Naukluft National Park and the famous red dunes of Sossusvlei, Little Kulala is located at the heart of Namibia’s Namib Desert. The lodge is stylishly designed using neutral colours and organic material so that it blends into the landscape and is cleverly positioned to maximise your views of the dunes. The lodge’s spacious villas offer privacy and seclusion but you will want to do some exploring before settling: set off by 4X4 in the early morning for a drive through the desert and into the Namib Naukluft National Park for Sossusvlei’s magnificent, towering sand dunes.
Little Kulala comprises just eleven thatch and canvas chalets, or ‘kulalas’, each built on a wooden platform to provide maximum airflow. With a private veranda, mattresses can be placed on a star gazing platform on top of each room so that guests can sleep under the stars and enjoy the gentle desert breezes. Each immaculate and beautifully decorated chalet has en-suite facilities. The main lodge has an airy lounge, bar, dining room and swimming pool, with a spectacular view of the dunes. The veranda overlooks a waterhole.
Accommodation at Little Kulala consists of 11 climate-controlled, thatched “kulalas” (the word means ‘to sleep’) which merge impeccably into the timeless desert landscape, with exquisite fittings and fixtures, and innovative bleached decks – each with a private plunge pool. Each kulala has a rooftop ‘skybed’ for romantic stargazing, with both indoor and outdoor showers. One of the rooms is a family room.
Standard Twin Room
The camp comprises 11 luxury suites or ‘kulalas’, beautifully designed using neutral colours, organic shapes and enormous glass windows to maximise the views. Each unit is designed for comfort and is fully equipped with an en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a fully stocked minibar.
All suites provide excellent views from their private verandahs, flat rooftops and even from their outdoor showers. They also have their own private salas and plunge pools. For an unforgettable night in the desert, you can choose to sleep under the stars as a bed can be prepared for you on the flat roof of your suite. These ‘star beds’ let you fall asleep under the blanket of the Milky Way and wake up to the golden dawn of the desert.
There is one family Kulala which can accommodate four guests.
Excellent wine from the lodge’s underground wine cellar complements each meal. Do not miss out on a picnic brunch surrounded by the red Soussusvlei dunes, and a romantic dinner for two can be arranged in the lodge’s atmospheric cosy cellar.
Meals are usually served at individual tables on the extensive deck from which guests can enjoy beautiful views although on chilly evenings meals are served in front of the large fireplace.
The deck extends towards the refreshing swimming pool that also boasts magnificent views. Select a book from the lodge library and spend a lazy afternoon around the pool or browse through the African crafts and artefacts that can be bought at the lodge’s boutique.
There is also a swimming pool to enjoy between safaris.